Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation supports a wide range of disease-related organizations around the United States.

IP TAKE: The foundation prioritizes supporting large, established organizations over the small and local. 

PROFILE: Officially known as the Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation since 2015 when the name was changed in honor of the Katz’s two year wedding anniversary, this funder focuses its grantmaking attentions on “challenging areas, including, but not limited to, organizations addressing medical, educational, social, emotional, and cultural needs of those less fortunate.” Rather than maintain specific grantmaking programs, the foundation prefers a broad approach. 

While the Katz Foundation does not maintain a specific disease program, its disease-related grants often support national organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Alliance for Lupus Research, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Grassroots organizations will find grantmaking difficult to secure. Katz supports cancer research; however, it also supports a fairly diverse set of disease-related groups across the United States. Grants are, for the most part, rather modest, most falling between $500 to $20,000. To learn more about the types of organizations Katz supports, explore its Giving page.  

The Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


  • Zulma Gonzalez Lombardo, Executive Director
  • Drew Katz, Founder and CEO